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HOWARD CASEY CROMWELL

Howard Casey Cromwell

Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Behaviorial Neuroscience
M.A., University of Michigan; Behaviorial Neuroscience
B.A., DePauw University; Biology & Psychology

Phone: (419) 372-9408

Email: hcc@bgnet.bgsu.edu  

Office: Room 348,Psychology Building

Personal Page: More details about Dr. HC Cromwell

Lab Page: Biology of Affect and Motivation (BAM) Lab

Research Interests:

  • Brain mechanisms of reward and motivation
  • Physiology of attention and neural inhibition
  • Neurophysiology of the basal ganglia system
  • Neuroscience of social behavior and communication

Taking Grad Students? Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Selected Publications:

Emotion and relative reward processing: An investigation on instrumental successive negative contrast and ultrasonic vocalizations in the rat.Binkley KA, Webber ES, Powers DD, Cromwell HC.Behav Processes. 2014 Sep;107:167-74. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.07.011.

Relative reward processing in primate striatum.Cromwell HC, Hassani OK, Schultz W. Exp Brain Res. 2005 May;162(4):520-5.

Influence of emotional states on inhibitory gating: Animals models to clinical neurophysiology. Cromwell HC, Atchley RM.Behav Brain Res. 2014 May 23. pii: S0166-4328(14)00329-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.05.028

Ultrasonic vocalizations, predictability and sensorimotor gating in the rat.Webber ES, Mankin DE, McGraw JJ, Beckwith TJ, Cromwell HC. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Sep 15;253:32-41. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.07.013.

Rethinking the cognitive revolution from a neural perspective: how overuse/misuse of the term 'cognition' and the neglect of affective controls in behavioral neuroscience could be delaying progress in understanding the BrainMind. Cromwell HC, Panksepp J. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Oct;35(9):2026-35. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.02.008

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 3320 Neuroscience of Emotions and Motivation (with Laboratory) (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 4400 FORENSIC NEUROSCIENCE (The brain and the law)
  • PSYC 4400 Emotions and Life (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 7140 Psychobiology (graduate)
  • PSYC 7810 Current Topics in Affective and Motivational Neuroscience (graduate)
    • Rhythms of the Brain: A focus on brain oscillations, chaos and psychology
    • A contemporary look at the work of Dr. Jaak Panksepp
    • Functional Neuroanatomy of the Basal Ganglia System